The Johns Hopkins Gazette: March 5, 2001
Mar 5-12

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Rugby Tournament Players Needed -- Players are needed to join Johns Hopkins MBA, SAIS, Engineering and other graduate students for the International Business School Rugby Tournament at Duke University, scheduled for March 30 through April 1.

Each spring 25 teams from top business schools, representing five countries, compete for the Dean Thomas F. Keller Trophy. There will also be a golf outing, networking events with other MBA students from around the world and the opportunity to meet with representatives from Credit Suisse, First Boston Bank and other tournament sponsors. All graduate students/alums are allowed to play regardless of degree or major. There is a women's bracket.

Individuals interested in playing, regardless of their rugby skills, or who want to travel to Duke to support the team, should contact the JHU MBA Rugby Team at or visit the Web site at

Summer Study at Hopkins -- University employees and their families can take courses in two summer terms, May 29 through June 29; and July 2 through August 3. The Summer Session offers a pre-college program (second term only) and intensive English language classes for those whose first language is not English, in addition to over 100 undergraduate courses in the schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering.

Classes include diverse topics such as medical science, humanities, Earth and the cosmos, American government, international relations and computer applications. Morning, afternoon and evening classes are available. Participants in the pre-college program may choose the residential or commuter option.

Employees who take summer courses receive 100 percent tuition remission. Children and spouses receive 50 percent tutition remission. For more information on tuition remission, contact the Office of Training and Education at 410-516-6810.

To receive a Hopkins summer catalog, call 410-516-4548, e-mail or visit the Web site at

Support Group -- The Counseling Center is offering a support group for female survivors of sexual assault and abuse. The group meets on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 410-516-8278.

Support Blue Jay LAX -- The Department of Athletics is offering complimentary lacrosse game season tickets.

Faculty and staff members can receive two complimentary season passes by bringing a valid university I.D. to the main office in the Athletic Center. Full-time students will receive free admission by showing their J-Cards at the gate.

Supply is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets must be picked up by March 9. Athletic Center office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

For more information, call 410-516-7490.

On-Call Interpreters Wanted -- The Johns Hopkins International Department is looking for on-call interpreters for several languages. For information, call Raffaella Molteni at 410-614-4405.

Student Funding Programs -- Two programs are available through the Alumni Association. The Community Service Grant Program was established to support valuable volunteer experiences for Hopkins students and to foster positive relationships between the university and its surrounding communities. The program supports students who create their own community service projects or design their own ventures within existing volunteer organizations. Past projects have included Teach Baltimore and Hands to the Homeless.

The Student Services Grant Program promotes the student experience at Hopkins by providing funding to student groups or programs and by supporting campus events, activities and programs that benefit and involve students from all university divisions. Both programs are open to undergraduate and graduate students from all divisions of the university. Applications are available at divisional alumni relations offices; Steinwald Alumni House, 3211 N. Charles St.; or online at funding/index.html.

Applications for summer and fall funding are due April 15. For more information and for applications, call Dave Sowers in the Office of Alumni Relations at 410-516-6730.

Provost's Undergraduate Research Awards -- The 2001 Provost's Undergraduate Research Awards will provide a number of grants to current freshmen, sophomores and juniors in the schools of Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Nursing, and in the Peabody Conservatory.

The money may be used to pay the costs of the winner's research or creative projects. Winners may choose either to receive up to $1,500 of the total award as a cash stipend or to receive academic credit for their work.

Applications are available from the office of Theodore Poehler, vice provost for research, 275 Garland Hall on the Homewood campus, or by phone, 410-516-0146. Completed applications for summer projects must be submitted by noon on March 9, and by April 6 for fall semester proposals.

Relay For Life -- The second annual Johns Hopkins Relay for Life will be held Friday, April 27, through Saturday, April 28. The American Cancer Society's nationwide signature event, Relay for Life--an overnight team relay--raises money to fight cancer and raise awareness in the community. During the relay, team members camp out while they enjoy entertainment, food, games and camaraderie.

The Relay for Life will take place rain or shine on the upper quad of the Homewood campus beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and ending late Saturday morning. Those interested in working on the planning committee or forming a team should contact Eden Blum at 410-516-0345, Sharon Young at 410-516-7227, Cindy Haebler at 410-955-9253 or Nicole Partridge at 410-955-1197.